Industry news & updates straight to your inbox
Email not displaying correctly? View Online
One Month at a Time - with Meghan Mayman

AusPlay – Participation Data for the Sport Sector

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) recently released the results of the Ausplay survey – a large scale national population tracking survey funded and led by the ASC. This is great news for the sport sector, as there has been a lack of up-to-date national participation data since the release of the ABS Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia in 2012 and the ASC’s Participation in Exercise, Recreation and Sport (ERASS) in 2010.


Victorian Sport Awards
Nominations Close 27 January, 2017

With the end of the year fast approaching, what better Christmas gift could you give than nominating someone for a Victorian Sport Award?

The new partnership with the Victorian State Government has resulted in the inclusion of community sport and active recreation categories.


Victorian Sport Awards Media Kit

Help Vicsport increase the awareness and reach of the Victorian Sport Awards to ensure we are able to reach as many Victorians as possible. Please see below the link to the Victorian Sport Awards Media Kit with everything you need to stay up-to-date with Awards news in addition to information to help promote the event.

Your support is greatly appreciated. Let's make the 2016 Awards the biggest and best yet!



From leading cultural change, to education and training initiatives, all the way to improving recruitment and building female friendly facilities, the Victorian State Government are showcasing projects and essential information to help make a change.

This initiative includes the toolkit Guidelines for the recruitment and retention of women in leadership roles which was prepared by Vicsport in collaboration with Lynne Sheehan Consulting, HR Advice Online and Sportspeople.


VicHealth Highlights 2015-16

VicHealth Highlights 2015-16 presents a summary of their work in the past financial year. It showcases their major projects, investments and progress against their goals.


Masters of Sports Analytics

A new La Trobe University initiative will help sports teams stay ahead of the game by training Australia’s first group of specialist sports analysts.

The University has worked with leading industry partners including Carlton F.C, Melbourne City F.C, Catapult and Optus to develop Australia’s first Master degree in Sports Analytics.


And The Winner Is: Women and Social Sports

The first round of VicHealth’s new-look Active Club Grants will offer more sport opportunities for women and girls, and social or modified sport programs across the state, through $400,000 in funding to get people moving in fun, flexible and social environments.


Now Hiring: Healthy Choices Program Coordinator

Want to make an impact on the health of Victorian Sport? Vicsport is searching for a Healthy Choices Program Coordinator to support State Sporting Organisations and the Regional Sports Assemblies by guiding and supporting the implementation of Healthy Choices and Water projects, supported by VicHealth.

Sounds like you? Click the button below!


Club Training Inspires New Thinking

As Vicsport’s preferred provider of club volunteer training, Leisure Networks has facilitated over 40 club development workshops in the past 12 months across Melbourne and Geelong for eight different local government authorities and five state sporting organisations. Sessions have covered areas including Grant Writing, Finance, Governance, Social Media, Gender Equity and Respectful Relationships, Club Planning, Leadership and Volunteer Management.


We are constantly on the lookout for stories from across the industry highlighting the work of our members.  If you have a program you are proud to share, or an incredible story, please share it with us here.

Upcoming Event:
2017 High Performance for Community Sport Conference

11 & 12 February, 2017

*Early bird offer valid until 31 December, 2016!

High Performance for Community Sport is a two-day conference that has been designed to give community sport an insight into the latest trends and techniques available in elite sport and provide practical ways that these techniques can be adapted for use in local sporting teams and leagues.

Stay tuned to Vicsport's socials to see how you can win a free registration!


Upcoming Event:
Child Safe Standards
- Train the Trainer Workshops

24 January, 2017 | 22 February, 2017 

Both workshops are now at capacity, please use the links below to join the waiting lists.

Vicsport has developed a program designed to train 
State Sporting Association staff to support and empower their members through the implementation of the Standards. Spaces are going fast, so register you and your sport today by clicking on a date below. For more information visit the Vicsport Child Safe Standards page.

24 JANUARY, 2017
22 FEBRUARY, 2017

Upcoming Event:
Forward Thinking Series
- Insights to Drive Innovation

16 February, 2017

Spots are filling fast! At this session you will explore data trends and conduct research on the customer’s needs in order to assist you in developing your existing/new products, services and programs. Additionally, you will gain a greater understanding of how to tap into the collective knowledge, experience and insights of staff, members, innovators, entrepreneurs and community to develop new and innovative offerings.


Upcoming Event:
La Trobe University
Making Sport Safe

February, 2017

Researchers from La Trobe University Law School are working in partnership with Vicsport to find out more about how community sports administrators identify and manage health and safety risks in community sport. 

All participants will be reimbursed for their time with a $100 Coles Myer Gift Voucher.


H30 Challenge Marketing Grants

Closing Date: 13 January, 2017 | Funding: up to $10,000


Water as the Drink of Choice Grant in Council-Owned Sport and Recreation Centres

Closing Date: 13 January, 2017 | Funding: up to $5,000


Water as the Drink of Choice Grant in State Sporting Associations

Closing Date: 13 January, 2017 | Funding: up to $5,000


Sporting Club Grants Round 2

Closing date: 15 February, 2017 | Funding: up to $5,000


Access to Drinking Water in Community Sport Grants

Closing Date: 28 April, 2017 | Funding: up to $5,000


Significant Sporting Events Program

Closing date: 28 February, 2018 | Funding: 

Event Assistance Grants: Up to $20,000

Event Development Grants: Up to $300,000


Emergency sporting
& recreational equipment grants

Closing date: Ongoing | Funding: up to $2,000


Opening soon:
Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program Round 2

Opening date: 12 January, 2017 | Funding: up to $6,000


Opening soon:
VicHealth Active Club Grants Round 2

Opening Date: 6 February, 2017 | Funding: up to $10,000

Know someone who should be receiving Sportsview?
Sign them up here, or forward the link onto your networks.
Copyright © 2016 Vicsport, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list